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Progress Test Files 610 ENGLISH FILE

Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation B

GRAMMAR 5 She cant / may have seen Mary in the park

yesterday. Mary was away in Paris.
1 Complete the sentences with one word.
6 Every / All office in the department has air
Example: This packet of biscuits has already been conditioning.
opened take it back to the shop.
7 I know youre both very excited about tomorrow, but
1 Bob ________ have gone to work his briefcase is in try to go / going to sleep now.
the hall. 8 Some of the staff in this caf is / are very friendly
2 I like to read a magazine when Im ________ my hair and helpful.
cut. 9 Despite / In spite of missing the first song, we
3 You cant bring all those toys. Theres ________ really enjoyed the concert.
more room in the car. 10 Do you want a bath or a shower? The / A bath is
4 I need a ________ of scissors to cut this price tag off quite small.
my new top. 11 Does anyone feel as if / like going for a walk?
5 Denis is ________ to it being this cold. He used to 12 There was () / a terrible traffic on the motorway, so
live in Norway. I got there late.
6 ________ the bad weather, we had a really nice 13 Any / None of the students wanted to go to the
weekend. museum so we went to the art gallery instead.
7 ________ of my brothers are taller than me Im 14 I need to get my car serviced / get serviced my
1.72m and theyre 1.82m and 1.85m. car very soon.
8 We love Japan, but we cant ________ used to eating 15 I used to live / living in Wales. It was nice, but it
rice every day. rained a lot.
9 Alices plan sounded ________ a really good idea. 15
10 We dont want to stay overnight, wed ________
travel back this evening. 3 Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of
11 Linda ________ have spoken to me like that she the verb in brackets.
was very rude.
Example: We dont fancy going (go) out tonight.
12 I enjoyed the party, even _______ the music was a bit
too loud. 1 Burglars used ________ (give) much longer prison
sentences a few years ago.
13 You look ________ if youve had some very bad
news. Whats wrong? 2 The thieves are believed ________ (take) over 1m
in jewellery.
14 Ive brought my sister with me she insisted
________ coming. 3 Dont forget ________ (buy) some milk theres
hardly any left.
15 Please keep the volume of the TV low so ________
not to disturb other guests. 4 Terry denied ________ (leave) the back door open.
5 The company is going to ________ (sell) if we find a
buyer next week.
6 Do you remember ________ (play) badminton in the
2 Underline the correct form.
garden when we were little?
Example: It took me a long time to be / get used to 7 My dad convinced me ________ (not go) to drama
being retired. school, and Ive always regretted it.
1 We went to () / the hospital yesterday to visit my 8 Food from outside must not ________ (bring) into
grandmother. the caf.
2 Would you recommend to visit / visiting the 9 I couldnt remember much about the film, despite
Ashmolean Museum in Oxford? ________ (see) it last week.
3 Ive always wanted to go to the / () Galapagos 10 It ________ (think) that the robbers escaped in a
Islands. green van.
4 Were going to have a picnic this Saturday, 10
whatever / however the weather is like.
Grammar total 40

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Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation B

VOCABULARY 5 Complete the words in the sentences.

4 Underline the correct word. Example: You should brush your teeth at least twice a
Example: I never raise / rise my voice in an argument.
1 I hope the noise from next door didnt keep you
1 I hope / expect Roger will go to the party. It would a________ last night.
be a pity if he missed it.
2 I think this theatre c________ writes the best
2 The cost of petrol has raised / risen by over 40% reviews.
during the last three years.
3 The satnav is small enough to hold in the p________
3 We flew through a big storm, but we arrived safe of your hand.
and sound / sound and safe.
4 Both women walked free from the court after being
4 Which branch of the company did / made the a________.
biggest profit last month?
5 I know you think Im a h________, but this illness
5 The business has had its downs and outs / ups and isnt in my imagination.
downs, but its still making a profit.
6 Claire got sent a big b________ of flowers from a
6 The charity I support is looking for volunteers / secret admirer today!
donors to work in their shop.
7 I know youre tired, but could you try to stop
7 I didnt notice / realize if the museum was open as y________?
we walked past. Did you?
8 The audience shouted and clapped until the band
8 Could you remember / remind me to get some came back for an e________.
bread on the way home?
9 I used to suffer from i________, but I sleep really
9 Our bags were stolen / robbed while we were well now.
sitting in the park.
10 I cant believe that you just l________ on the sofa all
10 The situation is urgent. We have to act sooner or weekend!
later / now or never. 10
11 The drug is very effective and doesnt have any
harmful side results / effects. 6 Underline the odd word out.
12 This news channel is owned by the government so
Example: chapel law courts mosque temple
the reports arent biased / objective.
12 1 judge verdict jury witness
2 commentator newsreader advert presenter
3 duvet pillow yawn blanket
4 stalking robbery mugging burglary
5 point wave kneel scratch
6 robbery evidence blackmail fraud
7 biased accurate sensational censored
8 heel calf wrist ankle

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Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation B

7 Complete the sentences with the correct word(s). PRONUNCIATION

Example: The boys were really tired after their journey. 8 Match the words with the same sound.
In fact, they were exhausted.
exhausted desperate stunned advertisement heart refuse court branch
jury theory tongue antisocial violin grow
1 My dad ________ loudly when he sleeps you can
hear it everywhere in the house! Example: axe branch
snores sleepwalks yawns
1 journalist _________________
2 Our clubs general meetings are ________ theyre
usually in March and October. 2 comb _________________
multiannual postannual biannual 3 law _________________
3 The three boys were ________ with vandalism. 4 judge _________________
charged arrested questioned 5 volunteer _________________
4 Do you think your dad would ________ if we used 6 review _________________
his computer? 7 lungs _________________
notice mind matter
8 guilty _________________
5 A ________ is an expert on rocks.
9 deny _________________
physicist geneticist geologist
10 market _________________
6 The ________ in this magazine gives very good
agony aunt critic paparazzi
7 Theres been another bank ________ in London 9 Underline the stressed syllable.
today. Example: home|sick
burglary theft robbery 1 sci|en|tist
8 The company ________ most of its food to France. 2 eye|brows
imports expands exports
3 con|vince
9 Were planning a major marketing campaign to
4 a|sto|nished
________ our new laptop.
produce launch manufacture 5 co|mmen|ta|tor
10 Major car company to ________ 800 jobs. 6 lone|li|ness
clash axe quit 7 me|ga|ci|ty
10 8 or|ches|tra
9 com|pa|ny
Vocabulary total 40
10 black|mail

Pronunciation total 20

Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation total 100

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Reading and Writing B

READING and retrieved. If found floating out at sea, it could set off a
coastal-wide emergency search.
1 Read the article. For questions 15, choose the At any one time, there are eight lifeguards on duty, either
correct answer (A, B, C, or D). scanning the waves or patrolling the beach (lifebelts need
checking, telephones need to be kept working in case of

The life of lifeguards emergency calls). The team works five days a week, and
constantly has to rotate tasks as this facilitates maximum
There is no more welcome sight on beaches all over the degrees of attention. The other thing that keeps the
world than a lifeguard. lifeguards alert is the fact that they all get on well together.
You can spot the lifeguards a mile off which is, of course, Its not as if were all sitting there in silence, says Lisa.
half the point. Not only do they wear highly conspicuous Were always talking to each other, either in person or down
red-and-yellow uniforms, but somehow they manage to the two-way radio.
look better than the rest of us too. In fact, each summer season is something of an old friends
Last year, we only had to make five rescues, says head reunion; this is the seventh year Pete has worked here,
lifeguard Rod Terry, 22. Another year, we helped 29 people while its the fifth for Rebecca. Come winter time, they go
in the space of three hours. You never know what youre off round the world Petes been surfing in Mexico and
going to be called upon to do, which is why you need Rebeccas just back from Bali, Hawaii, and New Zealand. Its
lifeguards who can cope with any situation. Youd think, of a case of not yet wanting to give up their seasonal , sunlit
course, theyd all be keen to perform some public heroics, round of beaches. Theres plenty of time for a proper job
but Rod is quick to rebuff any such suggestions. later, says Rebecca.
As far as were concerned, wed far rather stop someone
getting into trouble than have to get them out of it. One of 1 Rod Terry says that lifeguards need to be able to
the lifeguards in Rods team is 24-year-old Rebecca A do all sorts of athletic moves.
Surridge. She says, One minute you can find yourself B pay attention to detail.
dealing with minor cuts and grazes, and the next with a C work very hard.
situation where one group of people on the beach is D adapt easily.
annoying another group. You have to handle things
2 According to Rebecca Surridge, lifeguards
sensitively too. Even if they do talk tough, the lifeguards
A have restricted control over people.
have no legal authority with which to back up their words.
B work in a restricted number of areas.
We can only advise, adds Rod. If someone wants to ignore
a red flag, theyre free to do so. A red flag is what the
C are qualified to treat restricted injuries.
lifeguards put out when the seas too rough for swimming. D look after a restricted number of people.
Exactly when that moment is reached is something that 3 The influences a lifeguards decision to put up a
Rod alone decides. A lifeguard since the age of 14, first as a red flag.
volunteer, hes now a paid member of the town councils A quality of the sea water
leisure services department. You take into account a B weather condition
variety of things: you listen to the weather reports and C presence of a threat in the sea
forecasts, and you assess the strength of the wind. Other D number of people on the beach
factors to be considered, depending on location, of course,
4 How do lifeguards maintain their levels of
are the dangers that may be lurking in the water.
The vast majority of swimmers take notice of a red flag, but
A They take a long break each day.
there are always those who dont, and long before they
B They work no more than four days a week.
start really getting into trouble, lifeguards will be on their
C They ask other lifeguards opinions on their work.
way out to them, dragging with them a torpedo buoy,
D They switch among the duties involved in their
which is a long sausage-shaped inflatable on the end of a
rope. This can help them bring in swimmers suffering from
cramp brought on by swimming too soon after a meal, or 5 Lifeguards typically
fatigue caused by swimming out too far. Then you get the A take holidays together during the quieter months.
silly ones who jump off the harbour wall, sighs Rod. Mostly, B do a few different jobs simultaneously.
though, swimmers stick within our exclusion zone. C get employment in the same place.
This is a 100 m x 100 m patch of sea. The prime rule of the D socialize together in their free time.
exclusion zone is that boats are forbidden to enter it and 10
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Reading and Writing B

2 Match five of the highlighted words / phrases to

the definitions.
Example: to bring or get something back retrieve
1 to look at every part of something carefully
2 to be able to think quickly
3 to support what you say is true
4 small injuries on your skin
5 to consider particular facts when making a decision
about something

Reading total 15

Write an article on one of the questions. Write
140180 words.
1 Describe a piece of music that you like and explain
why you like it.
2 How do you prefer to get the news and why?
3 What do you like and dislike about the place where
you live?
Writing total 10

Reading and Writing total 25

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Listening and Speaking B

1 Listen to five people talk about things they collect 1 Answer your partners questions.
as a hobby. Choose from the list (AH) what each
Now make questions and ask your partner.
person enjoys most about their collection. Use the
letters only once. There are three extra letters you 1 you / think / regret studying English? Why / Why
do not need to use. not?
A collecting with friends 2 What / do to make sure you sleep well?
B knowing people will pay more for it 3 you / like to manage a company?
C finding out about history 4 you / rather live abroad or live in your own country?
D having something that looks nice Why?
E thinking about places Ive been to 5 Which member of your family / look like?
F using it for artistic reasons 6 When / listen to music?
G showing it to others
7 How / classical music / make you feel?
H feeling proud of what Ive collected
8 How often / watch the news on TV?
Speaker 1:
9 Which science / most important in the modern
Speaker 2: world? Why?
Speaker 3: 10 What news stories / find / most depressing?
Speaker 4:
Speaker 5: 2 Talk about one of the statements below, saying if
you agree or disagree. Give reasons.
1 In the future, people will get all of their news from
the internet rather than from TV or newspapers.
2 Listen to an interview with a snowboarder. 2 Advertising should be banned from schools.
Underline the correct answer.
3 Science is the most important subject at school.
1 Helen became involved in snowboarding because she
was looking for a sport she could do really well 3 Listen to your partner. Do you agree with him /
at / was interested in joining the team in her her?
hometown / didnt want to be left out by her Speaking total 15
2 Helen says the best way to learn new snowboarding Listening and Speaking total 25
tricks is to check out video clips online / get
advice from a professional / try altering moves
youve already learned.
3 While snowboarding, Helen especially enjoys
forcing herself to do better / using up the
physical energy needed / getting a new move
just right.
4 What does Helen say about the course she went on?
She was asked to do it while working at a nearby
resort. / She started it when she became
involved in a particular local project. / She was
offered employment with a team of local
instructors if she finished it.
5 Helens plans for the immediate future involve
snowboarding competitively at an
international level / studying at university while
snowboarding professionally / maintaining her
snowboarding knowledge by teaching others.

Listening total 10

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